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Stroger's Chief of Staff to Resign

By Kevin Robinson in News on May 28, 2008 3:10PM

Never let it be said that working for the Toddler will hold you back in your career. Todd Stroger's Chief of staff Lance Tyson is resigning at the end of this week to be a partner in the law firm Freeborn & Peters in July. He'll be working in the firm's municipal finance and government law practice group. Tyson cited the firm's "depth of resources and talent" as part of the job's attraction. "Lance was an invaluable asset for me to carry out my campaign objectives, and I wish him well in his future endeavors," Stroger told the Tribune.

Tyson's time as one of Stroger's main behind-the-scenes strategists was marked by budget cuts, tax increases and some of the most bitter acrimony between the county board and the president's office in recent memory. "Lance had an opportunity to build bridges and to expand the president's base, and he very quickly just got into this role of 'If you're not with us, you're against us,' " said Commissioner Mike Quigley. "He had a really strident, antagonistic mentality that really didn't do the president any favors."